SM East grad wins college conference honors for 2-goal outing

Jay Senter - August 31, 2011 6:00 am

A two-goal season-opening outing earned SM East graduate and current Park University junior Dana Hemmingsen Player of the Week honors from the American Midwest Conference.

Dana Hemmingsen

Hemmingsen’s standout performance came against Benedictine University on Saturday iin Springfield, Ill. The Park Pirates won the game 6-0.

“It’s a great honor for Dana to earn the AMC’s first player of the week award,” head coach Ken Hefner said. “She’s now in her third year as a key part of our offense, and I only expect her to improve as she continues in our program.”

During her senior year at SM East in 2009, Hemmingsen was selected First-Team All-Sunflower League, First-Team Northeast Kansas Region and First-Team All-State in Kansas Class 6A. She has a twin sister, Nichole, who is also on Park’s soccer roster.

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